Faith Learning - Learning Faith

24 August 2018

Faith Learning - Learning Faith

This is one of three inspiring courses offered in ETF’s Summer Colloquium, scheduled August 19–24, 2019. This international study week includes lectures, various workshops and times for meeting and reflection.

Registration is open until 1 June 2019.

What is the relationship between faith and learning? Although faith communities often invest in a variety of learning activities, one fundamental question is why one would do that at all. Another is what are good ways to do it, especially in current challenging times.

These questions are both pedagogical and theological. This course will introduce you to them as well as to a variety of possible answers. Furthermore, you will have time to reflect on practices of faith formation. You will learn to observe and analyse (your own) practices and, at the same time, learn both how to design learning activities for faith communities in your own personal context and how to develop a theologically and pedagogically based vision on the support of faith formation in other, different contexts.

Theoretically, the course will aid your study in the fields of practical theology, religious education, and youth ministry. Practically, the course will enable you to take a leading role in the development of learning activities in faith communities.

Jos de Kock web


Dr. JOS DE KOCK is Practical Theologian and educational expert. He serves as Guest Professor in the Department of Practical Theology at ETF Leuven.



ETF’s Summer Colloquium in August 2019 features three inspiring courses which intersect theology, church and society. The two other courses are:

This international study week includes lectures, various workshops and times for meeting and reflection. Our Summer Colloquium is compulsory for ETF Open University students open to interested people with academic qualifications and can serve as additional in-service training for pastors, teachers, and other ministry professionals.


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